The staff at a water theme park noted that the incident was not an accident but a deliberate act from the kids for a new viral challenge called "Hacer Caca".
Theme parks and swimming pools are surely one of the best places to hang around with your friends. All the splashing, pool floats, and drinks make for a great time during summers. But if you are heading to Spain this summer, be wary of a new viral trend that is happening in the country. Yes, there is no denying that Spain is indeed one of the most beautiful countries in the world but be aware of swimming pools and water theme parks in case you have decided to head there.
This is sadly due to a viral challenge known as the "Hacer Caca" challenge that is picking up slowly in which kids are pooping in public swimming pools and water parks. It was first reported by Spanish news outlet 'El Periodico Mediterraneo' claiming many public swimming pools and water parks in the city of Valencia were forced to shut down because of this viral challenge.
Following this, the staff working in these pools and parks said they had to close in order to clean up the dirty water that the children left behind. But one of the most affected water parks was Segóbriga Park water park in Castellon which shut down, and released a statement on July 24 saying, "For causes beyond the direction of the Segóbriga Park and for a reason of hygiene and health caused by an incident, the complex has been forced to close during the morning of Wednesday, 24 July and must remain closed until Thursday 25 until 2 p.m."
The staffers also noted that the incident was not an accident but a deliberate act from the kids. The water park also released a follow-up statement a week later, noting: "The City Council of Segorbe has been forced to close again the pool of Segóbriga park to perform tasks of disinfection of the waters, until tomorrow about 2 pm. We appeal to the civility of the people who make use of the facilities of Segóbriga park so that these kinds of actions do not harm the Segorbinos and the tourists who visit us, and we appeal to [visitors'] respect to ensure the good image of the tourism of Segorbe."
The park finally reopened after being closed for disinfection. The Segorbe council added: "Segóbriga Park has opened its doors again after the closure for disinfection work. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and we once again call on the citizenship of bathers. We appeal for respect so that these types of actions do not harm local people and the tourists who visit us and to ensure the good image of Segorbe tourism."
And that's not all. They are also sharing these photos or videos online to show off their work. We really hope this disturbing and rather disgusting challenge comes to an end and people can actually enjoy their time off at swimming pools, rather than worrying about bizarre viral challenges.